Creative placemaking utilizes arts and cultural strategies
to tackle major planning problems within communities. Projects funded
nationwide through public and private funders show that putting arts at the
center of planning efforts can help build community resiliency and produce more
creative and robust planning outcomes. While at the cutting edge of public
engagement, cities throughout the country are using creative placemaking
strategies to build trust, listen deeply, bring the unseen to life, and
transform citizen’s relationships with their city governments.